If you fancy yourself a music studio director or an aspiring DJ, you’re going to need some serious soundproofing in place. The trouble with egg shells and foam boards is that there’re a little unsightly to the eye. So how does one soundproof a room stylishly?
There’s a little science that goes into this – the materials that absorb sound are soft, fluffy materials. Yes, you read right – curtains, foam, soft cardboard materials (hence the image of egg cartons comes into play every time soundproofing is brought up) all work to absorb sound. So how do we go about soundproofing a space?
Wrap acoustic foam boards in fabric
Acoustic foam boards are easier to find than you think (we personally found some on Carousell) however, they are rather unfortunate looking and do nothing for the home decor. So play with different sizes of panels, wrap them in fabric and basically, play Tetris.
Carpeting and rugs
If don’t have the luxury of having a fully carpeted space, you might want to consider hanging rugs on walls, placing them on floors. Remember, the fluffier, the better.
Build a bookcase
Unlikely as this method is, a big bookcase acts as a thicker wall, and the books within all act to absorb sound. This method serves two purposes – soundproofing and providing you with extra storage space. Don’t read? Make like a spy and cut out manageable shapes to store your secret knick-knacks.
Install a rubber sweep
Do you notice that most studios come with padded doors without gaps? Here’s the key: the gaps in between our regular doors let sound seep out. Solution? Cover all possible gaps with rubber sweeps and you (and your neighbours) will experience a significant decibel drop.